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Meredith Doran

Meredith Doran

Director, English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center

201 Willard Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-7036



  • Ph.D., Romance Linguistics, Cornell University
  • M.A., Romance Linguistics, Cornell University
  • B.A., Linguistics, Scripps College

Areas of Specialization

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Second Language Culture and Pragmatics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language Teacher Education


  • Language and Identity
  • Language Ideologies
  • French Sociolinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Advanced French Conversation
  • Intermediate French Grammar and Composition
  • Foreign Language Teaching Methods

Selected Publications

Golombek, P. & Doran, M. (2014). Unifying cognition, emotion, and activity in language teacher professional development.  Teaching and Teacher Education, 39, 102-111. 

Doran, M. (2007).  Alternative French, alternative identities:  Situating language in la BanlieueContemporary French & Francophone Studies (Sites), 11, 497-508.

Doran, M. (2004).  Negotiating  between Bourge and Racaille:  ‘Verlan’ as youth identity practice in suburban Paris.  In A. Pavlenko & A. Blackledge (Eds.), Negotiation of identities in multilingual contexts (pp. 93-124).  Clevedon, UK:  Multilingual Matters.

Professional Awards and Achievements

American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), Graduate Faculty Affairs Poster Presentation 'Best in Class' Award (2016)

AAUW Dissertation Fellowship

Clark Distinguished Teaching Award

Phi Beta Kappa